Photo Gallery:Transit of Venus (June 2012)
Transit of Venus (June 2012)
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Date2012 06 05 @ 16:36 MDT
EquipmentCanon T3i prime focus on Orion 100mm F/6 refractor with Thousand Oaks solar film in homemade holder. 1/250 sec @ ISO 800
DescriptionTraveled to Frannie, Wyoming because it was the closest location that had a higher probability for skies clear enough to view the transit for us. Viewed about 4 hours of the transit in near 100 degree F temperatures. During our return to Butte, MT, we encountered a "spring" snowstorm near home. Thus is the pursuit of astronomy in the northern Rocky Mountains. Sun obscured by clouds coming in from Yellowstone Park.
PhotographerEric and Josephine Africa
LocationRancho Hidalgo, New Mexico
DateJune 5, 2012, 7:18PM MDT
EquipmentMain image: Canon Digital Rebel XTi with stock zoom lens at 18mm Inset: Borg 76ED with 50mm Lunt Solar filter and B1200 blocking filter on AP1200GTO. Imaging Source DMK41 camera.
DescriptionMy wife covered the Venus transit shooting afocally with a small, white-light-filtered telescope. She managed to capture me in this shot while still capturing the transiting Venus through the eyepiece of her telescope. In the meantime, I was gathering data for the image displayed in the inset.
LocationStoney Creek, Ontario
DateJune 5, 2012 - 7:40p EST
EquipmentImaged with DMK21AU04 through Coronado PST. Best 1000 of 2000 video frames were stacked with Registax 6, with color added in Photoshop.
DescriptionVenus well into its transit taken from the RASC Hamilton Centre’s public viewing event at Saltfleet School in Stoney Creek, Ontario. Around 1000 public attendees enjoyed viewing the transit both with solar shades provided by the RASC Hamilton Centre, and through the telescopes set up for public use.
LocationSea Cliff, New York
DateMay 10, 2012, 2:48 PM
Equipment106mm f/6.7 Astro Tech refractor on a Televue Gibraltar mount, and 2X Barlow, with a Nikon D-300 camera. Baader film solar filter in front of objective.
DescriptionI went out to photograph the large sunspot reported on the sun's face today, using white light. After I was done, I wondered how big the sunspot was - was it as large as the Earth? So I went back in my files and found an image I made of the 2004 Transit of Venus. I scaled both images for the same diameter of the Sun's disk, and put them side by side.
PhotographerKumar, Mangesh & Ram
Date6th June 2012
EquipmentCanon SX 130 IS & Badder Filter
DescriptionWe were 3 members namely Kumar Nikate, Mangesh Chavan, Ram Karanje from Jyotirvidya Parisanstha, Pune decided to go to the Jaipur which is capital of Rajasthan, India for clear sky. We got there clear sky at the morning of 6th june & we were able to see the whole event of Venus Transit. In above picture, merged 25 picture of transit. First 4 pictures from first row are taken without any filter in the early morning. Other are from Badder filter. Canon powershot SX130 IS. The moring was a very great. After the lots work on last night of 5th we woke up littile late but exact before of sunrise & got a black dot of venus on sun. Then sun became brighter & we used filter. We enjoyed this event & captured some photographs.
DateJune 6, 2012 at 02:23 local time
EquipmentRanger 70mm with Cannon 600D camera
DescriptionThe Midnight sun with Venus in transit at 02:23 o'clock local time. Picture from Tromsø in Northern Norway, where the transit was fantastic, and lasted the hole night.
PhotographerH S McCann
DateJune 5 2012 7:15
EquipmentFUJI S1 camera and Samyang 1000 f64 PS lens with two crossed polarizers for solar filter
DescriptionI was woried about damage to equipment so used old gear that has little value. Good results with cheap equipment!
DateJune 5, 2012
EquipmentCaptured with a Coronado PST40 piggybacked on a Meade LX200GPS 10" using a Flea3 camera and Shorty 2x barlow.
DescriptionA 20 panel mosaic of the full sun disk captured with a Flea3 camera and PST40 solar telescope.
Location82nd street in Portland
Equipment4 1/4" Cassegrain projected on a screen. Taken with a 5 magapixel cell phone camera
DescriptionFour photos showing the progress of Venus ontoring the sun, progressing to the the teardrop effect and then finally the coplete entrance.
Date06 June 2012
EquipmentC5 telescope f/10 and DMK21 with modified ICX 618 chip. Further Thousand Oaks Solar Filter
DescriptionThis image shows the aureole of the atmosphere of Venus just after the third contact. The aureole is seen as a faint arc of light, which faits when the transit of Venus proceeds